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Get indefinite leave to remain in the UK

Permanent residency or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) allows you to remain in the UK for an indefinite period, on condition that you intend to remain present and settled there. ILR permits you to work in the UK without restriction while also allowing you to exit and re-enter the country with no restrictions.

If you leave the country for a continuous period of two years or more, it is usually determined that you are no longer present and settled and you may have your ILR revoked.

Let us help you settle in the UK

You may apply under any of the following circumstances:

  • Shortly prior to the expiry of a five year marriage visa
  • Shortly prior to the expiry of a five year ancestry visa
  • After having held work permit status in the UK for five years
  • Once having legally spent 10 years in the UK
  • Once having spent a continuous five years in the UK as an investor
  • Once having spent a continuous five years in the UK as a writer, composer or artist
  • Once having spent a continuous five years in the UK as a retired person of independent means

Most applicants for ILR will be required to pass the Life in the UK Test.

We have some exciting news
for all our visas clients...

1st Contact Visas is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next year we're going to complete that merger. This will in no way affect your visa, ILR, citizenship, passport or work permit applications.

Your caseworker will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great 1st Contact Visas service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly.

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